I recently saw a THIng and I can't get it out of my head. Getting scared. Of course aliens get scared, so When they see humans get scared, the reactions are seen as normal; Wild flailing, dying whale noises, the norms. Like, *AuuUaFh* "Ah, yes. A flying Crowling. Your imitation of a large aquatic creature is valid." But then…*🎶we're gonna die, there's a flying fuck face chasing us and we're all gonna fucking lose our lives🎵* "HUMAN TYLER NO." Because you can't tell me you haven't seen this.
I saw that post and almost died! Legit i sing whenever I get scared or nervous. Ive mentioned previously that im a bit of a adrenaline junkie so i tend to be like
🎶 if thus rope breaks im deaaaadd, birds stay the hell away from meeee, it’s time to diiiIIIIiieeee 🎶
I am so sad that this has happened at my nearby zoo in Knoxville, TN and I just wanted to share it with someone I knew would sympathize. 33 reptiles (out of 52 at the zoo) passed away overnight, and they have no idea why; they tried to resuscitate but were unable, and many breeding programs and many severely endangered species have been lost. It's so darn sad and the people who worked with these animals are devastated. (I was going to link you the story but can't post links in asks sorry!)
Yeah, I saw that. It’s really awful, and as far as I can tell from some of the face book discussions they still have no idea what happened. They’ll probably be doing necropsies on them (animal autopsies) and want to get all of them done before they announce a cause, unless there’s something unrelated to the necropsies that ends up indicating what happened. It’s definitely a devastating incident and those keepers must feel so bad that they couldn’t do anything or even be there to try to help.
"The plotline I think it might..." you can't let us hanging Faiza nope!!!!?
So, me and Sophia - @e-naesheim - were talking today, and urm, yeah we just, throwing around ideas in the air about … what could happen, and Sophia was telling me how she’d come across some posts, as had I, and also some asks too that some people got, where they were saying that Sana is the type of person who …. sometimes thinks she knows what is best for people, and that she’s someone who’s very very very resilient in her POV - she’s very hard to budge from her POV.
But she’s also someone who Knows™ what she’s doing. She has a reason, since she’s so observant, for doing what she does.
So me I then told Sophia that, since the trailer came out, and ever since I’ve had all these continuous thought about Even and Sana, this is what I could see happening (and @monstermonstre‘s post about The Butterfly Effect made me feel a little concrete about it):
Urm, so, I think Sana is going to hurt Even.
Hear me out.
As we know from the trailer yesterday, “misunderstandings” are going to play a HUGE role in S4. 3 people stand out the most to me, in terms of being misunderstood: Even and Sana - being 2.
Now, I know I’ve said about how BADLY I want Even and Sana to bond, and have a friendship - and I think we will get that, at the start of the season, and at the same time, we’ll probably get Sana meeting The Balloon Squad too.
The Balloon Squad - who are the 3rd group of people who also have misunderstandings, in terms of as to why Even and they cut contact, and don’t communicate anymore.
Going back to the point of Sana sometimes thinking she knows best for people, what I suggested to Sophia was, that Sana, out of good intentions, out of the goodness of her heart, (because remember: Sana isn’t a bad person - no one is.), will probably find out about the connection between Even and The Balloon Squad, and will try to reunite them, get them to become friends again - remember the selfie stick hitting Even? That’s what I think it could mean. Even’s loss of contact, deleting his socials, is all going to come back and smack him in the face. Especially at a time, when he is not ready for that.
And Isak will be there for him, to help him through, no doubt, a trigger that will hurt Even. The Balloon Squad will trigger Even. And the reaction, unfortunately, isn’t going to be a positive one.
And THAT’S where things … become “SHIT HIT THE FAN” level. Because, I feel like after that, Sana is probably going to be SO CONSUMED within her guilt - because, as, I think it was @softnorwegians said in their post, “Sana is someone who strongly believes in not fucking friends over”, and with her doing that to Even, she’s gonna be CONSUMED in guilt.
Not only that, but I also think this is where her close friends, The Girl Squad, but ESPECIALLY Isak, are gonna make her feel that “shame” even more, and react to that. There’ll be times when Sana will feel more alone than EVER, because, maybe Isak doesn’t wanna be her Biology partner anymore, he doesn’t want to sit next to her anymore. The Girl Squad will just be in a constant state of “this is ……. awkward” around Sana.
And I feel like that’s where we’ll see Sana … at her lowest. Plus, if things at home aren’t going well for her either, that’ll build up her loneliness even more. And though Sana is the kinda person who we always feel, doesn’t need anyone, doesn’t need validation - at that point, the only thing she’d want, is to have her friends back.
And that’s when I can see Even going back to Sana, and talking to her about all of this - and really REALLY opening up to her, and her apologising to him, and Even realising she was doing all of that out of the goodness of her heart.
And slowly but surely, Even tells Isak that, he’s fine with Sana, and that he should repair his friendship with her, and that’ll then happen.
And it may well end, with The Balloon Squad and Even resolving their misunderstandings, coming to a full circle, and … just, ya know, becoming friends again, like they were before.
That’s the kinda plotline me and Sophia had in mind.
I know you have already done a lot of the ship posts (and they are all phenomenal and accurate af) but can you pretty please do Jesper and Wylan from six of crows/crooked kingdom? Xoxo <3 <3 I can't get enough of your writing tbh! Your such an inspiration, dude. <3 <3 <3 <3
I’m SO sorry this took so long, you’re such an absolute sweetheart and also christ I’ve never been called an inspiration before holy.. god
they’re genuinely so good neither of them would ever TRY to hurt the other, and they’re both so tender and apologetic if they ever do. I think I’m gonna have to say jesper though just because. he’s still a little stirred by his addiction (to trouble! to bringing two guns to a gun fight! to gambling! to love!) and he’s got some jealousy and sensitivity baked into him, bless him. I feel like he’d run a risk and break Wy’s heart by accident, a little bit
who is emotionally stronger?
a genuine toughie bc they’ve both survived and persevered so MUCH. I think in terms of immediate reactionary instincts, Jes is better at letting bad vibes roll right off of him. He’s made of smiles. He’s trouble and a good time rolled into a waistcoat. If you insult him he only gets stronger. Wy was raised in silk and champagne but he was raised BY an absolute monster so. he’s a very bruised peach. criticism pierces him v easily. Though in a more fundamental way, wylan has fashioned his past trauma into a shield. by the end of ck he’s building himself new emotional strength with his bare hands
who is physically stronger?
ohhh man. They’re both noodle boys. Wylan is too smart for exercise. Jesper does his fighting at a 20 metre distance from his target. Jesper is bigger than wylan but most of his size is gangly and delightful and awkward. I think jes could probably still beat wylan in a pinch, but I’m more caught up in how funny it would be to see them try to fight it out
who is more likely to break a bone?
man I’m tempted to say jesper just bc he seems like he would be…… brittle. I think he gets into scrapes a lot. I think wylan starts to get into p frequent scrapes by nature of being the sixth crow. I think the both of them are so busy worrying about each other’s fights that they neglect their own and trip off a building or smth
who knows best what to say to upset the other?
I think wylan can be a nasty piece of work when he’s pissed enough. like he may be a silk eared puppy but he’ll chew your shoes and track mud around if you forget to feed him. jesper doesn’t have a malicious bone in his body man, I think he’s a sarcasm queen and a joker but he’s definitely not mean
who is most likely to apologize first after an argument?
I think jesper’s constantly assuming he did something wrong and he sits down with wylan 100% serious like ‘babe.. im so, so sorry. I never wanted to be the sort of person who made you look sad like that, we’re past that, I truly made a promise–’ and wy would be like ‘what no I was sad bc a screw on my flute is loose and I couldn’t practice today’. but also yeah if it’s a serious fight they make up in a rush, and they laugh at themselves, and they use their energy for something better
who treats who’s wounds more often?
here’s the thing about the crows man, they’re always sustaining minor injuries as a team and it’s a win if they live, right? All I can picture is the roar of activity when they pull off a job and they come back limping and bleeding and swearing and crowing w joy, and jes and wy take their seats opposite each other and clean wounds, kiss foreheads, smooth back sweaty curls, squeeze hands, make promises. the routine, u kno
who is in constant need of comfort?
uhhh both of them (it’s always both my guy jot that down). Wylan has 16 years of shitty imposed self loathing to unlearn, and traumatic experiences all over him. jes has lost a lot (including his mom) and he struggles with addiction so like. yeah they both need comfort. they both wake up w the phantom feeling of a mother’s arms around their shoulders. they’ve both seen the very worst of humanity. They’re just two nervy, high stress kids trying to figure things out
who gets more jealous?
lmao WYLAN VAN ECK did y’all read his scenes in crooked kingdom that boy is NOT SHARING. he glared real holes in kuwei’s head guys. jesper tbh is a terrible flirt and a HANDFUL and wylan is happy. to have his hands full. no one else.
who’s most likely to walk out on the other?
who will propose?
u bet ur ASS it’ll be jesper. Imagine wylan’s blushing face…… he’d do it for that alone. tbh there’s probably a point in their relationship where jesper’s outrageous flirting isn’t enough to get that pretty blush from wylan like he’ll roll his eyes and shove jes in the shoulder and w/e but they have to have increasingly ridiculous conversations about kinks or w/e until that blush comes out. jesper’s like ‘dang. guess I gotta step up the romance. what’s the most romantic thing? marriage? marrying wylan? son absolutely where do i sign’
who has the most difficult parents?
lmao lm a o lmaooo Lmao LMAO lmao
who initiates hand-holding when they’re out in public?
I feel like depending on the social climate of Ketterdam, hand holding might not be on the table?? especially for two criminals associated w the bastard of the barrel like idk man I can’t picture it. they don’t want to draw attention to themselves (well i mean. jes wants to. but they can’t). I think they’re all about sly glances and the most obvious smirks you’ve ever seen, and brushing shoulders!! brushing shoulders are their makeouts
who comes up for the other all the time?
they’re always together man bf’s that blow shit up together and live together stay together so like they rarely have the opportunity to talk about each other. howEVER jesper probably mentions his boyfriend in the middle of a hand of poker w an inappropriate smile or gushes to w/e prisoner he’s breaking out of jail or makes Kaz’s day weird by trying to confide in him
who hogs the blankets?
wylan is exhausted w luxury and jesper is a child who wants to be held so he rolls over and then over again so that wy always wakes up to a lapful of boyfriend and a roll of blankets and he has to wait for jesper’s heavy sleeper ass to arise so he can get up to pee
who gets more sad?
booooth – jesper is understated sad with a side of unnerving frowns, wylan is a wobbling mouth and clenched fists. Sometimes they stay in the Wylan Van mansion and lock the doors so the maids can’t come in, and they bring the lavish decorative pillows into a heap on the carpet and feed each other sweets and rub each others backs and laugh and laugh the darkness away. wylan sketches. jesper poses. there’s scheming & kaz impressions. jesper is a storyteller and he imagines out loud what nina or inej are up to at that very minute, controlling gravity and hearts and the sea and their lives
who is better at cheering the other up?
see above ^^ they both go pro at the comfort olympics. Jesper is that little bit better though. He’s a sweetheart with all the right words in his pockets. He knows how to chop wylan’s dad down like the overgrown dead tree that he is. he knows how to flirt a smile onto wy’s face. he maybe lacks delicacy sometimes, but he’s so fun and wholehearted and warm that he can’t really go wrong
who’s the one that playfully slaps the other all the time after they make silly jokes?
this is canon y’all, jesper is a lecherous bastard and wylan is equal parts disdain and delight. he absolutely will slap a boy
who is more streetwise?
god bless wylan but he knows a hell of a lot less about the streets than jes. He’s learning fast by the end of ck, but he’s still very sheltered in a lot of ways. Jesper has a few years under his belt, and he’s.. like tbh he’s a part of a gang so. He’s seen a lot. He’s participated in a lot. He has a pretty steep list of kills, same as every other survivor out there. He’s detached from the deaths but he’s been on the other side of a lot of bullets that have crumpled people up and thrown them in the trash. He knows his business, too. He knows Ketterdam. Well. Wy knows the half of it Kaz wants him to see.
who is more wise?
Wylan is utterly brilliant and Jesper is wholeheartedly here for it. What was that line again? ‘you’re cuter when you’re smart’? Wylan can think his way out of just about anything, the world belongs to him. jsyk
who’s the shyest?
Wylan absolutely what a sweetie. I mean a lot of it stems from unfortunate self esteem issues and a history of being burnt but a lot of it is pure soul deep candy sweet embarrassment and not knowing what to do w his own cute face. He doesn’t know how to deal w people a lot of the time. he knows sheet music & formulas. he does not know how to look at a boy with beautiful lips all curled up at him and not pass out
who boasts about the other more?
jesper is loudmouthed usually and he’s that much more loudmouthed when he’s in love, catch him talking to anyone who will listen about wy’s stupid face
who sits on who’s lap?
jesper would definitely try it, don’t even test him, he would fold all his crane limbs into wylan’s lap and say ‘hello peaches’ and wylan would have to slide both of them onto the floor to escape his embarrassment. on a good day, jes’ll scoop wylan into his lap and he’ll feel quiet, for a while
--and what the fuck is up with the Millenium Puzzle? Like, what's the realities of living with that? Does Yugi ever just take the puzzle off because he gets tired of someone watching what he's doing all the time? But he's shown sleeping with it, so is Yami there all the fucking time, even for weird embarrassing mundane things like taking showers? Can he even tell when Yami's paying attention? What level of consciousness does Yami explicitly have when the puzzle is away from Yugi, especially since he's seemingly aware that time passes when the puzzle is returned? And for another thing, are mind rooms a thing just everyone has, but that can't necessarily be accessed? Or is it exclusive to the puzzle? Or, rather, does the puzzle obtain that particular power from the presence of Yami's soul? And furthermore,